Welcome to the Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine’s Office of Pre-Clinical Education’s website.

The Office of Pre-Clinical Education is dedicated to promoting educational excellence in our Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree program, and provides administrative oversight for all four years of the medical curriculum.  The Office of Pre-Clinical Education’s primary mission is to enable students to acquire the knowledge and competencies required to enter graduate medical education and the practice of osteopathic medicine.  BCOM’s medical curriculum integrates foundational biomedical and clinical knowledge, instills the principles and philosophy of osteopathic medicine, and offers an array of impressive resources including a hybrid gross-virtual anatomy laboratory, a standardized patient facility, and high-fidelity standardized mannequins in ICU/OR/ED/OB in supporting teaching and the mentoring of students as they work to develop the skills necessary to become an osteopathic physician.  The curriculum is applications-based and integrates the American Osteopathic Association’s Core Competencies which align with BCOM’s Programmatic Level Educational Objectives:

Objective I Integrate knowledge and skills acquired from the biomedical, clinical, social, and behavioral sciences to provide patient care in a supervised setting.
Objective II Demonstrate competence in the skills of osteopathic manipulative treatment and the application of osteopathic philosophy in patient care.
Objective III Demonstrate professionalism, characterized by honesty, integrity, ethical behavior, empathy, and responsibility.
Objective IV Communicate effectively with patients, families, faculty, peers, and other members of the healthcare team.
Objective V Critically appraise, evaluate, and apply scientific evidence to inform patient care and research.
Objective VI Demonstrate awareness of the roles and interactions of professionals within the healthcare system and identify resources to optimize patient care at the individual and community levels
Objective VII Identify the specific healthcare needs of diverse populations and the ways in which the medical community responds.

The Office of Pre-Clinical Education supports and encourages interdisciplinary education which reinforces application-based learning and fosters long-term retention.